Director | Game Design | Story | Programming
President | InterIntellectus
Pattie Umali grew up in the Chicago suburbs surrounded by Filipino family and culture. She was heavily involved with Brown's Filipino Alliance during her undergraduate years at Brown University while pursuing degrees in International Relations and Sociology. After working for several years at a study abroad organization, Pattie realized that gaming and tech would be great ways to engage a younger audience in global education and intercultural learning. She received an MA in International Communication from American University with a concentration in Technology in International Education.
In 2017, Pattie founded InterIntellectus, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating tech and gaming for intercultural learning.
Game and Promotional Art
Based in Manila, Jerald Dorado has been working as a visual creative and writer since 1999. He works as a storyboard and animatics artist for companies in Manila and in the US. Over the years he has also done illustration, comics, and some animation.
Game Design | Media Communications
Cherisse Datu was raised on the island of Guam. A first-generation American, she was born to Kapanpangan parents who, despite not playing games themselves, fostered her love for video games.
She is a game designer and video producer. She currently works as an Interactive Media Producer for ESPN's The Undefeated. She received her Masters in Game Design and her Bachelor's in Film and Media Arts from American University.
Programming Lead | Game Design
Nathan Hahn graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Asian Studies, and is currently studying for an MBA in International Business and Finance at Clarewood University. He is a programmer with a passion for developing games that create connections between people and bridges across cultures.
Joshua Marquez (b. 1990) is a Filipino-American composer and activist whose award-winning music explores the liminal space between tone and noise as a means to investigate the complexities and duality of Asian American identity. Marquez holds a PhD in composition from the University of Iowa in addition to an MM from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Marquez's music has been performed and recorded, internationally, by ensembles and musicians such as the JACK Quartet, Brno Philharmonic, Carmine Marcello Rizzi (violin), Iwona Glinka (flute), and the University of Iowa Center for New Music, Gate City Camerata, Quintet Sirocco, and the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia.
Animation | Programming
Tristan Espinoza is a Filipinx-American digital artist and educator who was introduced to
programming not through engineers, but via artists. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), obtaining a BFA while focusing in the school’s Art and Technology Studies Department. Espinoza uses programming and 3D modeling + animation to make work that ranges from interactive design to video games, multimedia installations to machine learning projects. As a 1.5 generation immigrant, he forefronts his diasporic experience to negotiate the joys and struggles of a shifting home while also establishing platforms for unique, but connected, narratives.
Francesco considers himself as the Bear Grylls of sound design.
He’s currently out in the wild trying to record Kapre and Tikbalang sounds for The Girl Who Sees.
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